Civilian killed in armed attack, south of Baghdad: Source

Security forces defend their headquarters against attacks by Islamic State during sand storm in Ramadi. (AP Photo)

Baghdad ( A civilian was killed in an armed attack, carried out by unidentified people, south of Baghdad, a security source said on Tuesday.

Speaking to Mawazin News website, the source said, “unidentified people carried out an armed attack in al-Mada’in region, south of Baghdad.”

The attack, according to the source, “left a civilian killed.” Troops transferred the victim to forensic medicine department.

Islamic State continues to launch sporadic attacks across Iraq against troops. Security reports indicate that the militant group still poses threat against stability in the country. The group still has dormant cells, through which it carries out attacks, across Iraq like it used to do before 2014.

A total of 75 Iraqi civilians were killed, while 179 others were injured due to acts of terrorism, violence and armed conflict in Iraq in September 2018, according to casualty figures by the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI).

Baghdad came on top of the worst affected Governorate, with 101 civilian casualties (31 killed, 70 injured), followed by Anbar (15 killed and 37 injured).

In December, Iraq announced gaining control on all the territories that were captured by Islamic State, since 2014.

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